David works on strategy, data analysis and research across the decision chain of extractive industry management. He produced the second edition of the Natural Resource Charter (NRC) and the NRC Framework, a strategy analysis tool to enable government to make and implement better policy decisions. David teaches government executives, civil society and other international development professionals about extractive resource issues. In addition, he works on issues of information management and data analytics.
Prior to joining NRGI, David was an Overseas Development Institute Fellow and senior economist in the Zambia Revenue Authority focused on mining tax policy and administration. He led the authority’s work on the tax modeling of mining companies, established a management information system used by the authority and produced research and policy guidance on mineral tax policy. David previously worked for Oxford Economic Research Associates, specializing in financial regulation and utility finance.